STAFF PICKS :: JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS TP VOL 04 :: DECEMBER 05, 2012

December 04, 2012 By: Andy Mansell Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

ANDY’S PICK :: JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS TP VOL 04: The final volume of this¬†essential¬†collection completes the series Jack Kirby developed ¬†in the early ’70s when he was (arguably) at his creative height. ¬†This very affordable paper back edition collects the final issues of his “4th World ” series–The New Gods¬†#11¬†Forever People¬†#11¬†and¬†Mister Miracle¬†#10-18. ¬†The series were all cancelled before Kirby could complete the saga. ¬†This inexpensive edition includes the two attempts to wrap the story lines up–¬†“Even Gods Must Die” from¬†The New Gods¬†vol. 2, #6;¬†and¬†the one-shot¬†“On the Road to Armagetto!” along with the full length DC Graphic novel #4¬†“The Hunger Dogs”; ¬†The intro by¬†Mark Evanier–Kirby¬†Biographer and assistant at the time of the comics original publication. ¬†Evanier goes into detail about the series historical context and this sad tale alone is worth the cover price. ¬†More importantly, along with the insightful look into the economics of comic publishing in the seventies, you also get over¬†400 pages¬†of¬†exuberant¬†Kirby art and story. ¬† This is a corner-stone of any comics library and a heck of a lot of fun to read and re-read. ¬†Enjoy!
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